BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Hell House LLC has been on my watch list for the longest time - honestly. I read an article, (good old Buzzfeed), on how people thought it was genuinely one of the scariest films they have ever seen - obviously, hopes were not high in that department, but I was intrigued. I thought I'd give it a go. "Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened. "
I am going to get down to business here, I liked Hell House LLC, I enjoyed Hell House LLC, but did it scare me, nope. I did like the story of it, set in a house made out like a scare attraction, but with something lurking inside... OOOOOOOOOOH. Honestly, I was into it. The characters are not the most likeable characters, none of them you really care about, and most are dumb in someways - "let's go and see what that noise was" dumb. But hey, that's what made it fun! One of them hears a noise and decides to stay in the house, a ghost appears, and I cheer due to seeing the ghost - best time of my life.
Hell House LLC was pretty good at tension, I'll give it that, but it wasn't particularly scary, I was very much able to sleep after watching it with no lights on, but I did jump at least once, and the masks throughout it - I wouldn't have wanted to bump into in a dark alley. I feel like the actual house itself, or set, should I say, was lacking in scares. The house was made to look like a scare attraction, but looked like it was decorated with spider webs most people would have in their lofts. Saying that though, I'd still go, I love a good scare attraction, and I do get that the characters were just starting out and probably had a low budget, so I'll give them that.
I am also seeing a theme with this review and my Bad Match review, the twist in both films. Hell House LLC had a pretty clever and well done twist too, and, like Bad Match, I saw it coming right at the last minute, which still allowed me to "No! What?! Wait!", which is one of my favourite things to do... I did thoroughly enjoy it.
Overall, Hell House LLC, you did well. Not really scary, but I found you very entertaining and I did very much enjoy watching you - now, I see you have sequels...
So, I got Amazon Prime - thought I'd give it a go with the free trial and if I am honest, I ain't giving it back. It has brought American Gods back into my life along with The Boys - not sponsored by the way, sadly. I pretty much got it after a watching Bad Match with a recent date on his Amazon Prime - and that must give you some ideas on what I thought of the film, it was good enough to not put me off Amazon Prime! "An internet-dating playboy's life spirals out of control after meeting a woman online."
I actually had this recorded and saved on my TiVo before seeing it on Prime, so I feel it was meant to be - or was it a warning due to my dating app usage...!? I wasn't expecting a lot, if I am being honest, mainly because I had never heard of it before, or any of the cast. But I stuck with it, and did not judge it before watching it, and actually, it wasn't too shabby. Not too shabby at all.
It starts out with a harmless one night stand - harmless as long as all parties are honest, and in this, they are not. Lessons are learnt in this, but mostly ones that common sense, let me explain...
Harris meets Riley on a dating app, and wants just a one night thing, just a night of fun, no strings attached - as said before, harmless fun. As long as everyone is honest and safe. Harris is not honest here though, at all. Naughty Harris leads Riley on, even when she appears in his flat and doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon. At this point, I feel a sit down chat with no sharp objects in arms length is needed, but nope, Harris just hopes to say goodbye to her and never see her again. Psssh, it's like he has never seen a horror film!
Riley seems to be following him and getting even more stalkerish as the film goes on. Yet, Harris never ever tells her to bugger off, in the nicest way possible, until, like a lot of films, it's too late.
Now, I watched this with a guy, which was interesting to see the different sides of ghosting and who thought who was in the wrong in this film. Both of us, which was nice, agreed Harris was in the wrong, and should have let Riley down nicely, but still, stalking is wrong no matter how much you want to see someone again... without getting too deep...
One thing about this film though that did surprise me, was the twist, it had such a good twist, and one that neither of us saw coming until literally a few seconds before it was revealed. Were we shocked? Do bears poo in the woods is my answer?! And my lips are sealed from this far in as I do not want to spoil anything...
Overall, I was pretty damn happy with this film, it was definitely better than I was expecting. As normal, the characters are not the smartest, but hey, it's an average horror film - what would you expect?! I enjoyed it and I really enjoyed the twist at the end, like really enjoyed. So well done Bad Match.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..